So, you took on an small, yet ambitious remodel project. Good for you. You’ll increase the value of your home if it’s done well. You’ll have a sense of accomplishment. Plus, when the in-laws see how handy you are, they may be won over. At the very least, you’ll have bragging rights. You’ll also have a big pile of trash to contend with. What will you do with it? Here’s a few ideas that may help.
Rent a small roll off
Check your area for the best pricing on roll off dumpsters. These are usually kept for a month. They’re wonderful to have. You can simply toss your trash as you go. Prices range from $200.-$300. depending on the size, what area you live on and which company you choose to work with. Of course, there will be remodel leftovers you don’t wish to discard. What will you do with those?
Make a free pile
Chances are, some of the items salvaged from your remodel are useable. You don’t want to waste them by simply tossing them in the dumpster. Why not put them out on the curb for someone who can use them? Keep it neat and tidy. Post an ad on Craigslist to make people aware of them. They’ll go a lot faster. Now, what if you can’t afford that roll-off? What do you do with all those non-useable scraps?
Dump it yourself
Normally, you pay someone to pick up your trash and haul it to the dump. Unfortunately, those companies frown upon picking up large items. They don’t like loose trash. They prefer it bagged and canned. That makes sense. They’re not equipped for handling large items. Luckily, you can haul it to the dump yourself, for a fee per load. But, what if you don’t have a truck or the money for the fee?
Break up your trash
If you have no way to haul away large loads and can’t afford a roll-off, there is another solution. It takes a bit of labor. However, it’s a money saving solution. Simply saw or smash your remodel trash into smaller pieces that can fit into your regular trash cans or heavy duty bags. Of course, it may not fit into the number of cans your trash service limits you to. Then what?
Parcel out your trash
Go ahead and break your trash down. Put it into those heavy duty bags. Throw a little away each week until it’s gone. Your trash men will thank you for not expecting them to haul it away in one shot. You’ll save money on trash removal by using only your regular service. You won’t have to pay for a roll off or making endless trips to the dump. It’s a win-win solution.
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